Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Parades, Fireworks and Special Dining Parties Let Guests Ring in the New Year with Style at Walt Disney World Resort

Guests spending New Year’s Eve at Walt Disney World Resort can choose from fireworks extravaganzas, evening dance parties, delicious dining experiences and more as nighttime activities.  Here’s a look at what’s in store at the Vacation Kingdom on New Year’s Eve (show times and entertainment are subject to change without notice) …

At the Parks…
Magic Kingdom:
·         “Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It!” Street Party at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. & 5:15 p.m.
·         “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade” at 12 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
·         “Main Street Electrical Parade” at 7 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.
·         “Holiday Wishes” fireworks at 8:30 p.m.
·         “Fantasy in the Sky” fireworks at 11:50 p.m.
·          Park Hours: 8 a.m.-2 a.m.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios:
·         “Block Party Bash” parade at 3 p.m.
·         “Fantasmic!" nighttime extravaganza at 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m. & 10 p.m.
·         Live performances by in-park band “Mulch, Sweat and Shears” at Mickey’s Sorcerer’s Hat at 8 p.m., 9 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.
·         “Lights, Camera, Happy New Year” fireworks starring “Mulch, Sweat and Shears” at 11:55 p.m.
·         Park hours: 8 a.m.-12 a.m.
·         Special version of “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” at 7:30 p.m. & 11:40 p.m.
·         Park hours: 8 a.m.-1 a.m.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom:
·         “Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade” at 3:45 p.m.
·         Park Hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon:
·         “Electrical Water Pageant” at 10:25 p.m.

At Downtown Disney and Disney’s BoardWalk …
Cirque du Soleil at Downtown Disney:
·         6 p.m. and 9 p.m. performances of La Nouba
·         Special New Year’s Eve champagne toasts
·         Guests will receive a limited-edition La Nouba pin created for the New Year’s Eve event
·         More info: 407/939-7328 or
DisneyQuest at Downtown Disney:
·         Ring in the New Year at DisneyQuest with favorite cyber attractions and games, a DJ Dance Party with a New Year’s Eve countdown, party favors and a coupon for a personal pizza and soda at FoodQuest
·         Party Hours: 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
·         $39 per person, advance/$45 per person, day of
·         More info: 407/934-7639 or  Tickets may be purchased online or at the DisneyQuest Box Office.

Atlantic Dance Hall
 at Disney’s BoardWalk:
·         Dance into the New Year at Atlantic Dance Hall at Disney’s BoardWalk
·         Party Hours: 8 p.m.-2 a.m., ages 21+
·         $35 for access to the main floor of the Dance Hall, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight
·         $75 for a VIP ticket that adds a private upstairs area with seating; limited viewing for Epcot fireworks with guaranteed seating and coffee, tea or hot chocolate with dessert bar and a premium bar
·         More info: 407/WDW-DINE

Special Dining Experiences…
La Hacienda de San Angel at Epcot:
·         La Hacienda de San Angel is offering a special six-course prix-fixe menu and live music starting at 9 p.m. for $199 per person, or $225 with wine and spirits (plus tax and gratuity), $49.95 ages 3 to 9 (Epcot admission required)
          ·       More info: 407/842-1107 or e-mail
Bistro de Paris at Epcot:
         ·        Bistro de Paris is offering a special prix-fixe New Year’s Eve menu for $150 per
                  person, $225 with wine pairings with each course (Epcot admission required)
California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort:
·         California Grill will host a New Year’s Eve party featuring food stations, an open bar, a casino-style game room, DJ, dancing, Disney characters, live entertainment and a great viewing location for the Magic Kingdom fireworks
·         $525 per person, all inclusive
·         More info: 407/WDW-DINE

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